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Thinning of hair in scalp. Taking losartan, synthroid. Is it due to medication?

Hello. I am taking Synthroid and also taking Losartan every day. I think that ever since I started taking the blood pressure medication, I have noticed a thinning of my hair in the scalp area. I would like to know if it is possible that the Losartan could be the reason. I have my thyroid checked regularly every year to see that I am on the right dose of medication for it, and it is fine. Thank You. Eleanor
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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No , thinking of the hair is not a known side-effect of Losarten. However hypothyroidism may cause hair loss. Also have your doctor check your para-thyroid glands for the possible answer to your problem.
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